Sunday, February 28, 2010

Holiday - part 1

Top- Dotti
Jeans- Lee
Scarf- Trent Nathan
Shoes- Wittner
Headscarf- Sportsgirl
Sunglasses- unknown
Brooch- Op-shop
Necklace- from my Grandma
Travel Bag- Rip Curl

We set off on Friday morning to go down south for the long weekend holiday. It was hot! I have never been down south in such hot weather. We stayed in a little chalet just outside of Dunsborough in made with straw bales instead of brick with the coolest bathroom I have ever seen and a cute little patio with a fish pond (with a big fish that splashed around). After settling in we went to the beach for a swim to cool off and had a light dinner in Dunsborough.

The chalet

I love this bathroom

The fish in the pond

Dress- Element
Top- Dotti
Cardigan- Alannah Hill
Shoes- Wittner
Brooch- Op-shop
Sunglasses- unknown
Bag- Billabong

On Saturday morning my boyfriend went for a surf while I caught up with my knitting before venturing out. We went to Dunsborough to fill up on petrol and have a peace of the best chocolate mud cake I have ever tasted before working around the church fete in the town center where I bought a new teacup for $10 (photos still to come) and then headed off to all our favorite winery's. We started out at the Margaret River Chocolate Factory where we found a lovely statue off a cow which part of a whole south west insulation. After that we went to Provadore that has fantastic gourmet produce. We then went to Hay Shed winery for lunch and went for a refreshing drink at Bootleg Brewery before heading off to the beach again to cool off and finished off the day with fish and chips.

Space invader cow

Holiday - part 2

Top- Roxy
Shorts- Cotton On
Shoes- New Look
Flower in my hair- chemist
Sunglasses- unknown

On Sunday we started the day of by going to Olio Bellow to taste some grate olive products and I got a jar of there kaffir lime infused marinated feta that I can not weight to crack open. We then went to Margaret River to have some coffee and a snack before making our way to Augusta to see the Cape Leeuwin lighthouse and luckily got to Augusta when they had there river festival and had a nice walk through the open air market. In the evening we met up with a friend who lives in Margaret River for a good pub dinner.

Another cow

at the Cape Leeuwin water weal

My boyfriend and a pirate cow

in front of the light house

Looking out to sea

This is what was to see

I was very sick on Sunday night (no, not from alcohol) and was still feeling bad this morning from lack of sleep so I didn't feel like doing an outfit photo when feeling so sick (I'm feeling a little better now but it will take me a while to get over it)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Image from The English Muse

Today I have been busy getting ready to go down south for the long week end at a very nice eco-retreat. I have been so busy dealing with problems at work and at home that I quite neglected my blogging but fear not, after this weekend I will be back to it and I will have some photos of the weekend to share.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

21/02/10 - Sailing

Top- Supre
Shorts- Primark
Shoes- New Look
Belt- made by me
Bag- Billabong

Today my boyfriend decided to take me sailing on the Sawn River on the catamarans that you can higher. His description of it was of a lazy meander from one side to the other in nice calm seas. What we got was a very fast wind and spent a lot of the time speeding up and down. Within 10 minutes I was soaked to the skin and regretting the decision to not wear a life jacket (I love water and being in it but I am a very bad swimmer and have panic attacks in water that I can't touch the bottom in) but by the end I started to enjoy it. But next time I will remember to wear my bathers (and a life jacket).

(my hair is all crazy from the salt water)

Friday, February 19, 2010

for the hard core scientist

Images from The Kitchn

At work I drink my coffee and tea out of a special lab beaker from Think Geek and now want to make some geeky science biscuits

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bloggers I'm Loving


Tavi at Style Rookie (a fantastic example of the way I use to dress when I was in primary school)

A few weeks ago a funny thing happened. My brother was sent on a TAFE course for computer stuff, one of the other students that was on the course he thought looked familiar! It turned out that she was one of my high school friends that I haven't seen since I left and now on Saturday are going to her birthday to reconnect. This is very common in Perth that you know someone, who knows someone, who knows you but it started me thinking about my friends I left behind as I have grown up.

I went to a Very! Very! Very! Hippie primary school where there everyone knew everyone and you stayed with the same kids as you went through. But when we all went off to different high schools (apart from one friend who went to the same high school as me) we all lost touch. Sometimes I would bang into them, but now it is less and less. So tonight I have reconnected through Facebook to find my old primary school alumni.